DANCE PROGRAM FACULTY
Hip Hop, Choreographer
Miles is a New York City based professional dancer, choreographer, and teacher. He's represented by MSA talent agency, and has worked commercially in both New York and Los Angeles. His credits include dancing for Samsung, Silentó, Jason Derulo, and Calvin Chen, as well as choreographing for Broadway Dance Center, The University of Auckland in New Zealand, The University of Virginia, and for countless videos and stage performances. He's had the opportunity to train under the most revered names in the industry on both coasts and has been noted for his power, ferocity, and versatility. Miles graduated in 2015 with a BA in Dance with a double major in Developmental Psychology from Connecticut College. A powerhouse teacher, Miles teaches consistently in New York City at Peridance Capezio Center as well as various studios across the country. He's developed a unique jazz funk style that pulls from his training in hip hop, jazz, contemporary, and modern. His classes leave his students feeling like they channeled their inner superstar and tapped into a higher level of performance quality. He is currently a resident faculty member at Artistic Dance Exchange Competition and Convention, and remains an experienced competition judge, having judged for all regional and national competition dates of Step Up 2 Dance's 2015-2016 season.
MALIK SHABAZZ KITCHEN
Malik is a working, multi-hyphenate performer currently based in New York City. A seasoned Dancer, Actor, Singer, and Teacher- Malik has credits ranging from stage, to television, to film. Malik started his career as an original & principal cast member of the MTV series ‘Taking The Stage’. Since his television debut, Malik has continued to work in the entertainment industry with a career spanning over a decade. Other TV credits include HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’, ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ and his film debut in Netflix’s ‘Passing’. Some of Malik’s other notable credits include ‘Working’ at New York City Center Encores, Company XIV’s ‘Nutcracker Rouge’, the NBC Upfronts 2016, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Elisa Monte Dance and various TV commercials. Malik was also featured in the Off-Broadway musical ‘The Wrong Man’ written by Ross Golan, choreographed by Travis Wall and directed by Thomas Kail from which Malik won a Chita Rivera Award for excellence in dance. After making his tour debut in Chicago with the smash mega hit ‘Hamilton’ from 2016-2019, Malik made his debut in Hamilton on Broadway in 2021 and made his principal debut on Broadway in 2022. Malik has been teaching professionally since 2010 and strives to share all of the tools and skills he’s learned over the years with his students. Malik puts an emphasis on performance quality, dynamic, technique, and acting for dancers in all of his lessons. Malik is represented by MSA Agency in New York City.
Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Choreographer
Born and raised in Queensland, Australia, Maddison began dancing at the age of three, training in all styles of dance. Her professional career began at an early age when she was a featured dancer on a children’s television show in Australia. Throughout her youth, she had the opportunity to travel internationally, performing throughout the US and across many venues in Australia. After graduating high school and being accepted into ‘The Ailey School’ at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, she moved to New York City. Since then, Maddison has performed numerous pieces by esteemed choreographers and has worked with multiple contemporary companies throughout New York, including ‘CoreDance Contemporary’, ‘The Collective’ and most recently ‘Animus Movement’. Maddison choreographs and teaches masterclasses both throughout the US and internationally. She is currently on faculty at Broadway Dance Center CTP, WILD Dance Intensive and judges regional and national dance competitions under the ‘Star Dance Alliance’. Maddison has completed her Royal Academy of Dance Advanced 2 examination with Distinction and holds a Certificate lll in Performing Arts.
Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet, Jumps & Turns, Choreographer
Kristen Grabbe, born and raised in New York, has had a passion for dance that has pushed her far into her dance career. She studied at Marymount Manhattan College as a dance major, working with incredible artists and choreographers in the industry including Sheila Barker, Catherine Cabeen, Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish, and more. In keeping with her teaching passion, she has taught at several studios, as well as jump started her convention teaching career with Artistic Dance Exchange as an Emerging New Artist. She has also created several award winning competition routines since embarking on her choreographic journey, placing in the top 10 across multiple seasons, as well as receiving several choreography awards. Kristen was also given the incredible opportunity to be the sole choreographer of Alexander Hamilton High School’s theatre productions, including In the Heights, Beauty and the Beast and more as well as being commissioned to choreograph Little Shop of Horrors at White Plains High School. Kristen was also honored to be a part of the School of Creative and Performing Arts’ contemporary department, where she taught and co-choreographed a concept video entitled Lost at Pace University. Throughout her career, Kristen has been known to inspire students and push their personal boundaries and skill to continuously grow and create their artistry.
Hip Hop, Jazz/Musical Theater Choreographer
Antonio Boss born and raised in South Carolina set out to New York after realizing his dream. Antonio has toured for 6 years with Tony and Emmy Award winning Broadway productions, including "Blast," "Blast II:M.I.X.," and "Aida". After touring Antonio was led by his passion for education. Now teaching in New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York he continues to help young talent develop and mature into the artist they were born to be. His dance company, Erafusion, has performed in many avenues in the entertainment world. Since the beginning, the company has made it through adversity and loss. Led by their passion for dance and performance, Erafusion continues to push themselves to new creative and personal heights, driven by the diversity of its members, regardless of race, gender, and background.
Disney Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Ballet, Choreographer
Amanda grew up in New Jersey and continued her education in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She attended Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts where she obtained a BFA in Musical Theatre. While in Pittsburgh, Amanda choreographed for Point Park’s Conservatory Theatre Company and Pittsburgh Playhouse Junior. In Pittsburgh, Amanda taught at local studios including the Pittsburgh CLO Academy as well as served as the Studio Manager and creator of musical theatre and dance curriculum at The Dance Conservatory of Pittsburgh. Before attending college, Amanda trained as a competitive dancer and worked on a variety of local theatre productions as an assistant choreographer, assistant director, and performer. Amanda was able to study with and assist Tim Santos who was a former choreographer for the Radio City Rockettes. After college, Amanda returned to New York and continued to teach at multiple studios as well as choreograph youth theatre productions. Amanda has also enjoyed working in elementary and middle schools providing after school dance and theatre programs. Amanda has loved working with students of all ages and is looking forward to continuing to share her passion for the performing arts with others.
THEATRE PROGRAM FACULTY
Annamarie has always had her hands on the pulse of the performing arts community. Cast as a performer in many community musical theater productions, a student of Westchester Music Conservatory in voice, and a now mother to an aspiring performer as well, Annamarie is taking her involvement one step further as an enthusiastic facilitator and teacher.
Annamarie has directed all SHOWSTOPPER productions. She has also written original musical theatre production specifically for SHOWSTOPPERS. Annamarie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in the fine arts from Cortland State University as well as a Masters of Science degree in Urban Education from Iona college. Following graduation, Annamarie taught second grade in the Yonkers Public School District for 6 years where she aided in implementing a theater program, directing and producing each student production. Annamarie has also owned and operated Whistle Stop Edu-Care, a day care/preschool program which was an influential and successful institution in Westchester for over 10 years. Annamarie is pleased to combine her talents, ambitions and passions into making NYPAC a home to many young artists.
Halle is a graduate of Point Park University where she earned her B.F.A. in Musical Theatre with a minor in Dance. She grew up as a competitive dancer, and has used her dance training to pursue her musical theatre career. Halle performed in multiple shows during her time at Point Park, and has spent the last two summers at Music Theatre Wichita. Some of her favorite roles include a Player in Pippin, Adella in The Little Mermaid, Madame in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street. On top of performing, sharing her passion for musical theatre and dance has always been very important to Halle. As a NYPAC alumni, Halle is thankful for the dance training and opportunities NYPAC has given her, and continues to give her over time. Halle is so excited to be back, teaching at NYPAC!
RONY LEE GOFFER
Rony Lee Goffer is originally from Israel. She is an Alumnus of Beit-Zvi, Israel’s foremost school for musical theater. Favorite roles on the Israeli stage include: Elton John and Tim Rice's "Aida" (Amneris), "A Chorus Line" (Shiela), "Fame-the Musical" (Miss Sherman), and "Oedipus: Trial of the Gods" (Jokasta). In New York, she has appeared in the Queens Players “Hamlet” (Gertrude). She is a recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Scholarship. Rony is also a SONY recording artist, as well as a member of the girl pop duo “XELLE”.